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Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people'
Politico.com ^ | March 01, 2011 | Josh Gerstein

Posted on 03/01/2011 11:15:20 AM PST by ColdOne

Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American.

Holder's frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia.

The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.

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1 posted on 03/01/2011 11:15:24 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“my people” RACIST

whether whitey wants to believe it or not, it really is “them” and “us”


2 posted on 03/01/2011 11:17:33 AM PST by bareford101 ("Aslan's on the move." The Last Battle-CS Lewis)
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To: ColdOne

So any injustice against non-blacks has to measure up to that done to blacks in the past.

Is that the standard?


3 posted on 03/01/2011 11:18:29 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: bareford101

““my people” RACIST”

My exact same first thot.


5 posted on 03/01/2011 11:19:04 AM PST by Bobibutu
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To: ColdOne
So, as an American, I'm not one of your people, first and foremost?

Glad we understand your priorities now.

Now we know that you're an abject racist and why you protected the Black Panthers.

6 posted on 03/01/2011 11:19:10 AM PST by Crucial
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To: bareford101

Eric Holder just gave those thugs carte blanche to continue their behavior.


7 posted on 03/01/2011 11:19:30 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ColdOne

Speaking of demeaning your 'people' .... geesh!
8 posted on 03/01/2011 11:21:40 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: ColdOne

Well, Holder just self declared that he is not the Attorney General for all of the people in my book.


9 posted on 03/01/2011 11:21:57 AM PST by Truth29
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To: ColdOne

Good thing Dan Quayle or Sarah Palin didn’t say that, or one of the half dozen remaining American KKK members or a “Nazi skinheads”.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 11:22:08 AM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: ColdOne

Keep holding Holder’s feet to the fire. Like his narcissistic boss he does not like to be questioned in any way. He will crack under the pressure.


11 posted on 03/01/2011 11:22:49 AM PST by Batman11
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To: ColdOne

AT LEAST EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT HE IS NOW.
GLAD HE FINALLY CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET............


12 posted on 03/01/2011 11:23:05 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t give a hoot in hell what Eric Holder calls us. He can spew anything he wants. It won’t change what he is and what he’s attempting to do to this country.


13 posted on 03/01/2011 11:23:25 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: bareford101

>> whether whitey wants to believe it or not, it really is “them” and “us”

You can put this whiteboy down in the “believes it” column.


14 posted on 03/01/2011 11:23:51 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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15 posted on 03/01/2011 11:24:16 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ColdOne

OJ Simpson was the beginning of the black man taking the upper hand in America.

As long as we, the American people, allow this type of race baiting, and payback mentality to continue, we’ll get what we deserve.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 11:25:04 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: ColdOne
"My people" versus "you people."

Civil war talk from the top of the administration.

Very troubling.

18 posted on 03/01/2011 11:26:01 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: ColdOne

Seems to me, Holder just admitted that he has a coflict of interest which makes him unable to do his job.


19 posted on 03/01/2011 11:26:49 AM PST by Hunton Peck (The second rule of leftism: When caught lying, lie louder.)
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To: ColdOne

So - is it now OK for us to refer to Holder and the Black Panthers as ...

You People

????


20 posted on 03/01/2011 11:26:53 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: BunnySlippers; nathanbedford
So any injustice against non-blacks has to measure up to that done to blacks in the past.

Is that the standard?

Nathan Bedford's first Maxim of American politics: "all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial."

In my estimation, Nathan Bedford (since 2002-01-07) is among the most astute of FReepers. His succinct maxim aptly summarizes this particular situation as well as numerous others.

21 posted on 03/01/2011 11:27:50 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: RockinRight

So if, as AG, he’s representing “his people”, what about the rest of us when it comes to justice???


22 posted on 03/01/2011 11:28:07 AM PST by mentor2k
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To: BunnySlippers

“Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia, which was inappropriate....to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people,” said Holder, who is black.


23 posted on 03/01/2011 11:28:16 AM PST by kcvl
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To: ColdOne

Holder must be forced to resign! This is the final straw.


25 posted on 03/01/2011 11:29:15 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies ('And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?' Yeats)
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To: bareford101
Interesting political correctness question:


Is a black using the phrase "My People" just as racist as white saying "You People"...or worse "My People"


LOL!!

26 posted on 03/01/2011 11:31:08 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: ColdOne

I want him out of this job if he can’t see past his skin color and do the right thing.I don’t care who it demeans make the guilty party pay no matter their color. DUH


27 posted on 03/01/2011 11:33:20 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: ColdOne

I remember when Ross Perot addressed a black audience as “you people.” There was quite a kerfluffel about that.


28 posted on 03/01/2011 11:33:59 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Red Badger

Certainly does seem that way ...


29 posted on 03/01/2011 11:34:06 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ColdOne

Holder noted that his late sister-in-law, *Vivian Malone Jones, helped integrate the University of Alabama.

*In 1996, she retired as director of civil rights and urban affairs and director of environmental justice for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Vivian Malone Jones - Speaker on PBS & NPR Forum Network

Bartle Bull is a lifelong Democratic civil rights activist


30 posted on 03/01/2011 11:34:10 AM PST by kcvl
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To: bareford101

“...whether whitey wants to believe it or not, it really is “them” and “us”.”

####

And it has been that way for quite some time.

Black racism has been running rampant for decades.

Meanwhile ignorant, cowering whites wanted to show how open-minded and hip they are, by electing the cool, young black guy as Commander in Chief.


31 posted on 03/01/2011 11:34:10 AM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: ColdOne

My people are those of good character who follow the law, regardless of the color of their skin. Apparently, Eric Holder’s people are whose color satisfies Holder’s racist perspective, with no reference to whether they are criminals.


32 posted on 03/01/2011 11:34:51 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Seems to me, Holder just admitted that he has a coflict of interest which makes him unable to do his job.”

Or a definite bias (in likely violation of ethics rules) in choosing who he will/won’t prosecute.


33 posted on 03/01/2011 11:35:51 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: ColdOne
Mr. Holder should focus on his testimony due in about 22 months. Leavenworth beckons.
34 posted on 03/01/2011 11:37:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: ColdOne

The truth shall set you free...’my people’

Of course he is no differnet than Obamanation nor the about 90% of ‘my people’ that voted him.


35 posted on 03/01/2011 11:39:06 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: ColdOne

Rep. Chakah Fattah, a Democrat from Philadelphia, said the Black Panthers “should not have been there.” But he said the GOP was making too much out of a fleeting incident involving a couple of people.

____________________________________

Chakah Fattah. Philie has a Representative named Chakah Fattah?

Just Wow.

Chakah Fattah.


36 posted on 03/01/2011 11:39:22 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: ColdOne

This needs to be in ‘breaking’ or ‘front page’. I’m absolutely DISGUSTED!!!!!

Here is Bull’s interview by FN’s Kelley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxCAvwH_Wd0


37 posted on 03/01/2011 11:39:28 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: ColdOne
"When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans....."

Yes, AG Holder.....remind us again: Which party was responsible for denying the right to vote...? Which one had The 1964 Civil Rights Act passed after the filibuster...?

38 posted on 03/01/2011 11:39:48 AM PST by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: ColdOne

No Eric, the Black Panthers demean your people.

We know your people can do better than that for themselves. What’s truly tragic, is that you don’t.


39 posted on 03/01/2011 11:40:04 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
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To: Nervous Tick

I might be the last one, but I didn’t realize that there was such resentment/jealousy/hatred in the black community against whites! I really didn’t. I grew up in an environment that didn’t see themselves better or worse than anyone else..., simply liking people if they were decent and not liking those who weren’t. Now, I see, I chose to ignore the signals... signals such as my black co-workers taking on a separate “language” when I wasn’t a part of the discussion; eye rolling to each other in a group of mixed colors... little things I should have seen as a deliberate act to “stay separate”.

I still chose my friends by their belief systems, not by color... and after seeing the past 2 years... actually beginning with the OJ trial, it has been slapped in my face.


40 posted on 03/01/2011 11:40:30 AM PST by bareford101 ("Aslan's on the move." The Last Battle-CS Lewis)
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To: ColdOne

Rush is talking about this now!


41 posted on 03/01/2011 11:41:31 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: ColdOne

“I misspoke”. The end.


42 posted on 03/01/2011 11:41:39 AM PST by youngidiot (I'm on a drug. And that drug is Charlie Sheen.)
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To: ColdOne

“You stinkin' Americans are NOT our people.
And that rag you call the Constitution will be burnt publicly,
after it dries off from our urine.”

43 posted on 03/01/2011 11:41:53 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: ColdOne

Only “your people” can demean “your people” Eric.

The law was violated and it’s your job to prosecute!


44 posted on 03/01/2011 11:42:17 AM PST by G Larry
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To: ColdOne

OK Holder you AA dipchit, when we get a WHITE AG then he can worry ONLY about our People.


45 posted on 03/01/2011 11:42:55 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: guerito1

>>>>Are you an American first and foremost, or an African-American first and foremost?<<<<

I hate the term “African-American”. Unless you were born in Africa and later became an American, you are NOT “African-American”!!


46 posted on 03/01/2011 11:42:58 AM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: ColdOne

I think Holder demeans his own people - which should be the American people.


47 posted on 03/01/2011 11:43:01 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: cvq3842

When are we going to have that honest conversation about race?


48 posted on 03/01/2011 11:43:36 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: bareford101

The irony is that he can say and use the term “my people”.

But if you or I uttered the term “you people”, that would be racist.


49 posted on 03/01/2011 11:43:49 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: ColdOne
Eric Holder - Rotten piece of trash!!!!
50 posted on 03/01/2011 11:44:00 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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